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brought eye written response from his attorney. he goes on to talk about how mr. reed was one of the first responders and lost people close to him in that explosion. they cautioned everyone who knows, and people who might be close to him, to not rush to judgment against mr. reed at this point. because when they go back into court on wednesday, they will be entering a not guilty plea to these charges. alison? >> any indication as to why bryce reed had the makings for the pipe bomb? >> no. and in fact when i talked to his attorney, they hope to learn more about these charges when they get back into court on wednesday. right now, he's had a very brief conversation with his client and does not know a great many details about where these charges are coming from. >> reed has been in the public
eye since the blast, right? >> that's right. he was giving interviews the day after. he was also very noticeable at a memorial service sometime later, actually delivering a eulogy for one of the fallen firemen. he's had a very high profile in this. a very well known figure for people who have been following the coverage of this disaster and the aftermath. and now, again, a very high profile for a man accused of a serious crime, which carried about ten years in federal prison if he's found guilty. >> david mattingly, live in waco, texas, thank you. now the boston bombing and information the u.s. didn't
have. russia withheld details on tsarnaev. he told his mother he was interested in joining a military group, carrying out attacks against russia. and the story continues even after his burial. the ceremony was held this weekend in an unmarked grave. some residents say he shouldn't be buried there. >> now here to atlanta where a woman claims she was bitten by a bomb sniffing dog at hartsfield-jackson airport. she said she did nothing to provoke the dog. the tsa has released this statement, saying we are working with the atlanta pd, the police department, to investigate the incident with the canine. >> the ohio suspect's daughter talks about her father, how he abused her mother and always kept his basement locked. also, the man who rescued the three young women discussed
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cnn, angie greg says there were signs. >> he never wanted to leave the house more than a day at a time. even when it came down to visiting us in indiana. when it came to going out and visiting my sister, just recently, he was adamant in the fact that he wanted to leave home early morning and he had to be back by evening which is why a lot of our travel plans ended up being canceled. >> and you lived in that home in the early '90s. what was it like living in that home? >> living in that home, there were a lot of good memories. i remember my dad lining us up and cutting our bangs himself
and i remember good times, family outings, carnivals, motorcycle rides with my dad, garage sale hunting, you know, there were a lot of good times. i remember going shopping with my mom, going to restaurants, playing with friends in the corner church yard and things were pretty peaceful unless mom and dad were fighting. now, when mom and dad were fighting it was like i wanted to melt into the ground. >> was he abusive? is there were people that said he was abusive towards your mother. did you see that. >> yes. >> what kind of abuse? >> he was pretty jealous. he was always saying that my mom was messing with certain neighbors, things like that, and i have seen him basically stomp on her like she was a man, like beat her pretty bad several
times. >> what do you think about the signs, you said he would turn the music up loud and you have been frequenting this house for a long time. when was the last time you went? >> it was about a couple months ago. >> can you describe what the interaction was like? >> normal, like usual, i would give him a call. we would be talking. he would say come over, and so i would go over and knock on the door, and even though he told me to come over, he would point like this through the window like hold on a second, and he would take forever to come to the door. he would always wave me through the back. we never really went through the front. if you go inside the house, a lot of the times he would have the music turned up real loud, but it never struck me as odd. he is a musician. sometimes there was no music. there was just talking, reminiscing, and looking at
photos, like he fed me there. he cooked things and fed me. we would play with the dogs. i would have the boys over and -- >> were there certain areas in the home off limits? >> ever since my mom lived in that house the basement was always kept locked, and ever since i moved out for good and my furniture was brought over within the next year, i have never been upstairs in the house, and i never had reason to be. i asked him a long time ago when i was younger, you know, but i was already moved out and married, i asked him if i could see my room for old time sake and he says, honey, there is so much junk up there, you don't want to go up there. >> when you think about what was behind those doors, how do you cope with that?
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women hostage inside his ohio home and his daughter has powerful words for him including you are dead to he many. >> i have lost my mother and now i have lost a father but i don't cry for him. i don't cry for him. >> if you could say anything to ariel, if you had a message for him, what would it be? >> all this time, all this time, why? i don't know what to say. why after all this time, why did you do it in the first place? why did you take those girls and why did you never leave and why did you never feel guilty enough to let them go? >> your family is attached to this stigma. what is the message that you want to tell people that they
might not understand? >> that my father's actions are not a reflection of everyone in the family and they're definitely not a reflection of myself or my children. we don't have monster in our blood. >> you call your dad a monster. >> yes, yes, there will be no visits. there will be no phone calls. he is dead to me. >> in a day you lost the man that raised you. that must be hard. >> nothing but a memory anymore. he can never be daddy again. >> so long you called him daddy. you wrote on his facebook i love you daddy. how do you grapple with that?
>> it is hard. i have no sympathy for the man. he was another person whose life deceived and manipulated people and i could never forgive him. the ariel i knew, if you would have asked me this last week, i would have told you he is the best dad and the best grandpa and he was very kind and loving and he did for me and he did for his grandchildren -- i just would have never saw this coming. ever. until i saw it with my own eyeballs. >> when people talk about the 6-year-old they're saying could have been a child that he had with one of these women who he was holding captive, did you ever see any signs of a 6-year-old there? did you ever see him with her? >> i never saw signs in the house. i never saw her with him.
about two months ago he picked me up. we spent the afternoon together. i just had service on my car, and he showed me a picture that was in his cell phone, randomly, and he said look at this cute little girl. it was like a face shot, and i said she is cute, who is that? he said this is my girlfriend's child. i said, dad, that girl looks like emily. emily is my younger sister. he said, no, that's not my child. this is my girlfriend's child by somebody else. i said, dad, if you're not sure, you need to get a paternity test. he changed the subject again. i told him, dad, if there is one of us floating around out there, if i have another sister, then i would like to know about it so i can be in her life. he changed the subject and i
just never brought it back up. i figured at the most he had an illegitimate child out there, you know, and i would find out eventually, so i never really put much more thought to it. >> looking back now and knowing that this could in fact have been a child of a woman that he held captive for years and years, how do you feel when you think about that? >> i never would have thought that when i first saw the picture of amanda in the hospital bed with the little girl on tv, i knew that was her because i never forgot that face. she looked so much like him and my sister. it is unreal. >> laurie segall joins me now. that little girl is angie's half sister. did angie tell you if she wants to reach out to amanda berry to meet her and the little girl?
>> you know, i actually asked her that question. i said if this is in fact -- if your blood relation, would you want to and she said absolutely. she said, look, we're going through -- they're going through so much right now. i want to give them time to heal, but she did say that i would like to see this little girl but right now it is healing and that's what it is about for them. she said her heart went out to this family and she is just trying to wrap her head around all of this, allison. >> i am hearing a lot of noise behind you. what's going on there in cleveland? >> looks like there is some kind of protester people here are shouting things. we're not exactly sure what is going on. they're coming right now as you can see we're at the location of the home where these girls were held captive for so long and as you heard from the interview with angie, she had been to this home quite a bit. i can't go into detail. i am not sure exactly what they're shouting about right now. as you can imagine, a lot of people have been approaching this place and have been coming
here, and expressing their thoughts because this is a tight-knit community. a lot of emotions. a lot of people saying we can't believe this has gone on. if you look over here, there are balloons out for the women and the victims. allison. >> thank you siegel in cleveland, thank you. like the families of the three women held captive in ohio, many other parents of missing children waiting for them to come home. we'll talk to two experts on how long and how frustrating that wait can be. i'm so glad you called. thank you. we're not in london, are we? no. why? apparently my debit card is. what? i know. don't worry, we have cancelled your old card. great. thank you. in addition to us monitoring your accounts for unusual activity, you could also set up free account alerts. okay. [ female announcer ] at wells fargo we're working around the clock to help protect your money and financial information. here's your temporary card. welcome back. how was london? [ female announcer ] when people talk, great things happen.
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welcome back to the "cnn newsroo newsroom". i am alison kosik. the families of the three women that vanished in ohio thought they would never see their kaurs again. they're reunited and balloons and welcome home signs are tied outside the home and her mother says she knew this day would come. >> i want to thank everybody that believed, even when i said she was alive and believed and i want to thank them. even the ones that doubted, i still want to thank them the most. because they are the ones that made me stronger, the one that is made me feel the most that my daughter was out there. >> those words are giving hope to other parents whose children are missing.
i am joined now by ernie allen of the international center for missing and exploited children and former fbi special agent ken landing. ernie, let me start with you. do you think it is a good idea this case keeps hope alive or is there a danger of false hope here? >> allison, there is no such thing as false hope. we need to keep these cases alive. the media forgets, the spotlight dimz, the world assumes these kids are dead, but was it false hope for the families of elizabeth smart, jace i dugard, jessica mullenberg? we need closure to find answering for the searching families. >> ken, how unusual is it the girls that have been gone for so long would still be alive after this many years? >> we first can look at the limited research that we have that tells us that most of these child abduction cases don't belong much beyond 24 hours and
in the longer term cases we know still there 57% of the children are recovered and about 40% of murdered and 4% are unknown. to me the answer is not in the research. the answer is that until the case gets resolved, have to keep moving forward. you have to keep investigating. you have to keep looking. you have to keep hope alive, however slim that hope is. >> ernie, where do these women begin? you know, in captivity for so long, how do these women and their families begin to recover from this and then you have the added pressure of the fact that these women can't even leave their home with the media pressure and not just us obviously but a lot of media hovering an the houses and trying to watch their every move. >> we need to ensure they have space, they have tame, they need precious help. they won't be able to restore the ten years they lost or go back to a decade ago.
it is a day at a time. you work to achieve a new normal, so i hope that the community and their families are patient, they're going to be good days and bad days, but a lot of these victims do get better. >> what can investigators learn from this case that can help in other investigations? >> i believe that we can learn from every case and the old unit where i used to work, the behavioral science unit and behavioral analysis unit, that's what we did in that unit. in this particular case i think at least three major teaching points. one has to do with improving our ability to evaluate missing children and to try to get a better sense which category they may fit in so we can focus the investigation. the second thing has to do with improving our ability to do neighborhood investigations. this is not as simple as these people think. i think the third major teaching point of this case is to relook and rethink about this idea of labeling everybody who abducts children as a pedophile or child molester. here we have an individual that at least one of his victims was an adult and still victimizing
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tortured. astro is already charged with kidnapping and rape in the case and now could be facing aggravated murder charges. prosecutors says he punched one of his captives inducing five miscarriages. could the prosecutor seek the death penalty on those charges? we'll bring in joey jackson, a legal analyst and defense southern. hello to you. >> good afternoon. >> tell us about the possible death penalty in this case. give us more info. >> sure. as we know, ohio certainly has the death penalty statute. the issue is going to be whether or not this would qualify as a death penalty. in evaluating that, what they're looking at is something called unlawful termination of pregnancy and when we look to the issue of murder, of course, we look and we see that it has to apply to a person. so i think so if they pursue this charge, allison, they'll be looking to determine the viability of these pregnancies and how far along they were and
that could potentially present problems of proof because, remember, it could have been awhile ago and since it was so long ago, forensic evidence which is generally necessary to prosecute these charges would be absent. >> so i guess because there wouldn't be necessarily forensic evidence, how would they sort of move forward on charges like that? there certainly aren't any as you said medical records of these alleged pregnancies and miscarriages. is there anything else they can glean from this? >> sure. >> what about the witness testimonies, the girls themselves? >> yeah. that's critical in a case like that, if there are other people. what happens in a courtroom, you need corroboration, certainly the person who was the subject of this, you know, assault and as a result of that these terminated pregnancies would come forward and have a lot to say about it in a court of law, certainly no one should have to endure this, and if there was anyone in the home, particularly those others who were held captive, the other women, they can testify about what they saw, their observations, and if they actually saw a fetus, was it
moving, was it viable, how did he go about terminating the pregnancies and beating and bunching and i think that would be evidence that would be very compelling, whether it would be enough to establish the fetuses were viable without the forensic evidence would be the issue. remember this, even if they don't get the death penalty here these charges alone carry life imprisonment. either way he is going to have to be accountable for these in a very significant way, either with his life in terms of the death penalty or with life imprisonment. >> what's the likelihood these women won't testify? they have been through so much and to go in a courtroom and relive all of this, what's the likelihood that they wouldn't? 1. >> they really have. it is really unthinkable to have to even speak about this, right? it is crazy to think they were there for ten years. one thing is clear here. there are a number of things. that is that you have a situation where you have great people who work with victims. it is going to take awhile to be sure and to be clear and in
order to get them ak la mated and the people being help captive and you have to think about the emotional trauma, the psychological trauma, and can the physical abuse and that's a detriment to them. i think with people working with them over the course of time they will be able to get them integrated back into society and get them comfortable enough and you have to think that they want these women justice, so in light of the justice they're seeking you have to think they will be very motivated to all right. hln's joey jackson. thanks for your time. >> pleasure, allison. thank you. >> rocky erickson struggled with mental illness but he's performing once again. sanjay gupta has the story. rocky erickson is a legend for fans of early psychedelic music. he's been making music since he was a child. >> it's something i can always look forward to. if i would get out of school
early i could go home play guitar. >> reporter: the 13th floor elevators. you're gonna miss me. it hit the chart in the 1960s. >> we have roky, 17, making music. going to american bandstand. his son remembers when his dad changed. >> he was arrested for picking up a person. there was a joint found on him. >> reporter: to avoid prison roky pleaded guilty to insanity. he was treated with thorazine, lekt shop therapy and experimental medications. >> he described it a little bit to me. i didn't expect it. he said, sometimes i hear
something and it's running, running, running and i tell it to shut up. i do the best i can. >> reporter: what kept him alive, he says, is music. ♪ [ cheers ] >> find the things that you have that you love and make sure you have them with you. ♪ >> if he didn't have his musical career he could be any dude on the street holding a sign, dealing with mental illness. ♪ >> reporter: 40 years later, every day is still a battle. roky says his mental health is improving. today, he's back touring, performing with his son's band -- the hounds of baskerville. dr. sanjay gupta, reporting. when word got out three women had been rescued from a
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the man who helped rescue the three cleveland kidnapping victims is pretty humble. he says he's no hero. today charles ramsey joined rock newman on the we act radio in washington, d.c. cnn was exclusively invited to join them at the radio station. ramsey said berry is the hero for staying at the scene to make sure gina dejesus and michelle knight got out of castro's house safely. >> gina dejesus came out of the house and that michelle girl came out of the house, man, listen, it was like -- heaven for a split second opened up and then god said, enough. this has gone on long enough. you weren't supposed to grab no
girls. see, this was a test, fool. you failed it with flying colors. >> how do you describe how you're feeling? >> happy was the first one. look there. she's alive. look at that one. she's alive. but then that goes out of the way. because see, i'm not -- what do you want to call it? timid. i'm a predator. boy, that was a good thing. if i get my hands on ariel before the police -- >> you just had some instinct you wanted to take care of business yourself. >> you wouldn't be interviewing me. at least live to live where you can touch me. i would be in prison, bro. i would have been the first human on earth that was able to take a person's head off their
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. welcome to the cnn newsroom. here are the top stories we are following. i'm alison kosik. investigators are sealing up a home next door to the one where three women were allegedly held, beaten and tortured. the man who helped one of the women flee opens up about the escape. russia knew about texts from tamerlan tsarnaev but didn't tell the u.s. and nasa astronauts spent hours outside the space station today to fix an ammonia leak. nasa said the crew wasn't in danger but called it an emergency. a man suspected of living a double secret life for more than a decade is spending his first weekend under 24/7 watch in a nine by nine foot jail cell as fbi investigators press forward for their search for clues on cleveland's seymour street.
cnn national correspondent susan candiotti is there live. what's all the activity going on there today? >> reporter: that's right. if you take a look over my shoulder here you can see the white house, three houses down, that's the house where the alleged kidnapping took place and where the three women were held hostage for ten long years. so that's the scene that is currently the house that's being secured and boarded up as a crime scene. not only that house. the authorities boarded up the two homes on this side of it that were already vacant. boarding that up as well so there are no trespasses involved. again, they want to keep the area preserved as a crime scene and build a fence around it so they can open the street up again for the people who live here so they can get their lives back to normal. >> one of the victims, michelle knight, is refusing contact with her family. are police saying anything about this at this point?
>> reporter: no. authorities aren't talking about her whereabouts. a source close to the investigation tells us that michelle is someplace where she wanted to be, that she is in a very secure place and she's very comfortable where she is. no, her family members have tried to reach out to her, but so far have had no luck in reaching her. apparently she doesn't want to speak with them. that seems to be the case. however, what happens to the man accused of this crime, castro, is another matter all together. for example, the next legal step for him, we are expecting a grand jury to be seated and consider a myriad of charges against him that could be coming in the coming week or possibly longer. >> susan candiotti in ohio, thank you. ominous texts from boston bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev to his mother. russia had them but didn't tell the u.s.
what did the texts say, paula? >> reporter: allegedly, according to the wall street journal who first reported them and confirmed to cnn by one law enforcement official, the nature of the texts had to do with tamerlan tsarnaev's desire to engage with extremists, militants on the ground in russia. his mother knew about this. the controversy begins when we talk about whether or not the united states had that information. the u.s. said they did not. at least one laum, mike rogers, a republican, chair of the house intelligence committee is saying, look, if we had that information we would have tailed tamerlan tsarnaev and maybe could have prevented the boston bombings. what is annoying many in washington and some in boston is they are wondering, did we fail on that intelligence? did we not have the information we needed from the russians? that's why these bombings were allowed to happen. even coming back to this we had other u.s. officials saying, look, if we had information like that we may not have given details to the russians
themselves either. only because we would want to protect our sources. it's very hard to put together the picture of what intelligence was missed and whether it would have made a difference. >> okay. we know tamerlan tsarnaev was buried this week in a muslim cemetery in virginia. what's been the reaction where you are? and in virginia? >> reporter: well, certainly in cambridge, and i spoke to people in cambridge yesterday outside of boston and said, look, we are relieved he's not buried here. one woman said my husband is buried at cambridge cemetery. i'm thankful he's not here. that left this rural virginia community. they said they were caught off guard. they didn't want him buried there either and had no say in it. listen now to an official from caroline county in virginia. >> this was a horrific act. this was a terrible crime. we don't want the county to be
remembered as the resting place of the remains for someone who committed a terrible crime. >> reporter: i think at this point, and the official said themselves, it's not something that can be undone. what happened was an interfaith coalition came together to say, look, everyone deserves a burial. the uncle of tamerlan tsarnaev spoke to them and decided to take them up on the only grave site to be offered. people in boston having mixed feelings. many feel it was an unwanted, unneeded distraction to a city trying to get on with normal life, heal and recover. >> thank you. now to texas where the attorney for bryce reed said his client has no connection to the fertilizer plant explosion. he's in custody for having bomb-making materials. he was one of the first emergency workers on the scene. his attorney tells cnn his client will plead not guilty wednesday. no word what caused the blast in
west, texas, last month. that blast killed 14 people. space station astronauts spent hours today repairing an ammonia leak that was impacting the space station's cooling system. john zarella has been on top of the story. >> reporter: it was over 48 hours ago when astronauts and cosmonauts on the international space station noticed white flakes coming out of the station. it was determined quickly that it was ammonia, coolant flowing away from the station. that's not good. so nasa quickly put together an emergency eva where two astronauts today made their way outside the space station to the area where there is a cooling pump. nasa thought perhaps that pump was leaking. so the plan was for the astronauts to go out there, eyeball it, see if they could see more flakes coming off. they couldn't when they got
there. they pulled the pump, replaced it with a new pump. lo and behold, no more leaking of ammonia. so nasa is hopeful that they have solved the problem. in fact, the astronauts made short work of the process. they were about an hour ahead of their timeline. chris cassidy and tom marshburn went back inside the space station quickly today. got the job done. nasa is keeping their fingers crossed that, in fact, they found and fixed the problem. alison? >> john zarrella, thank you. they were kidnapped, abused and locked away for years. what's the impact on the women in cleveland who are now safe from physical harm? marjorie, i can't stand you. even the inside of your dishwasher sparkles. whoa! kitchen counselor. see, new cascade platinum is unlike finish gel. it not only cleans your dishes,
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>> and that's the mother of kidnapped victim gina dejesus. she's still finding it hard to believe the ordeal her daughter and two other women -- amanda berry and michelle knight -- went through. i want to bring in the director of child advocacy at rainbow babies, part of case medical center in cleveland. doctor, michelle knight, we know she's in seclusion, choosing to have no contact with her family now. the other women are back at home. how do these women recover from this ordeal? >> well, all of them -- all three of them are going to need a lot of help and a lot of therapy, a lot of working on whatever they have been through. especially this 6-year-old child who, as far as we know, has never played with another child. may not have ever had a book read to her. has basically been living in a cave. but all four of them are
essentially a family. they have all been together. i would hope they will do some of their therapy in the beginning with them as a group. because they need to debrief together. they need to be able to tell their story together first. then they can work on it individually. then the most important thing is going to be, too, that their families get into therapy and help because everyone thinks love is going to conquer all. love does not conquer all. >> we understand that gina was joking with her family when she came home saying she was okay. but are they really okay or is it something, you know, that may not hit them until later? >> gina was a 14-year-old, i believe, when she left home that day. she's walking back into that house as a woman. there are a lot of what we call tasks of adolescence she probably hasn't done. learning the independence, learning that your body is changing, learning that you have to take responsibility for your own actions.
just think about all of the things that teenage girls go through -- making the wrong friends, finding the right friends, figuring out what they are going to do next in their lives. she hasn't done any of that. while she may look to them the same, she is very different. >> do they have any chance of getting back to a normal life? maybe years later after the trial is over and the media isn't surrounding their home? can they ever really get back to normal? can they find peace in their lives? >> i don't know that we have anything to compare this to. we have had people who have been abducted. we have had the jaycee dugguards, elizabeth smarts. we haven't had three women with a child held together like this for such a long period of time. remember, michelle knight was missing for 12 years. those are 12 years out of their lives. when efg else has been moving along, everybody else has been doing something differently. we know what happens with people who have been held in military
confinement. they usually do not come back to being what they could have been at the time. >> okay. dr. mcdavid, thank you very much. it's difficult to believe that in 2013 millions of girls around the world struggle to get an education. we are looking at the personal stories of young women around the globe leading up to the june airing of the cnn film "girl rising." we start in sierra leon, once called athens of west africa. today it is trying to recover from more than a decade of civil war and regain its place as a great seed of learning. there is a generation of girls speaking out to make it happen. >> my name is sara. >> i love reading. i love writing stories. >> reporter: sara is a natural storyteller. but the young woman with the tinkerbell backpack doesn't write fairy tales. >> they opened the school at the village and the girl wanted to
go to the school, but her parents said only the boys are supposed to go. >> reporter: it is the story of war-torn sierra leone where poverty, forced marriage and violence have kept many women from getting an education. women like her mother. >> she can't read or write. i can read and write. that makes a big difference between me and her. >> reporter: sara went to live with her aunt who is a teacher so she could go to school. >> she's educated. she wants me to be like her. >> reporter: she's part of a project called girls making media. sara is speaking up because she wants a different ending for herself and other girls. >> i report on gender discrimination against girls in sierra leone. if you do that through radio, i think people deep in the village will hear something about it. i want to become a superstar of sierra leone. >> sara is in secondary school. she wants to become a lawyer.
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backyard. the storm knocked out power in places and knocked down trees. prince harry is in colorado attending the warrior games. the event features wounded veterans in athletic competition. veterans like charles walker who was a double below the knee amputee. max foster is live in colorado springs and has charlie walker standing right next to him. max, let's begin with prince harry. why did he choose to attend this event? >> reporter: it's an interesting decision. this is the most important part of the tour for prince harry. he cares deeply about the warrior games and talked about bringing it to the uk. he wants to encourage the interest in wounded war heroes. he's serving himself. he could easily be injured in war. that's probably in the back of his mind. we saw him today pr the first time having fun. there was a sitting volleyball game. the threw himself in. charlie, you're the coach of the british team? >> yeah.
>> how did harry do? we look at the pictures. you see him roll around a lot. >> he has some skills. we have an exhibition match. we can make use of him. >> what did he talk about when he was talking to you about these warrior games? he takes them seriously. >> he thinks it's a fantastic opportunity for guys to get out, compete. most of the guys are piercely competitive will to win at anything. it's a chance to get the lads together again. he is one of the boys. >> what impact does it have him being here? obviously he brings so much media with him. he's also a soldier. you get him as well. >> obviously the publicity is fantastic. spreads the word. nobody has forgotten. he asked a lot of questions. he's interested in how things are doing. are you getting everything you need. he's fantastic. >> he sort of lit the flame to start this ceremony off.
and the games start in earnest tomorrow. what are you looking forward to? >> obviously sitting volleyball. we start that tomorrow at the end of the day. i'm also competing in swimming at the end of the week. >> reporter: you lost your legs how? >> it was ironic. i was training in bomb disposal. i contracted meningitis. it was an ironic injury. >> reporter: you lost your legs due to meningitis. >> yeah. >> reporter: what's it like to have the camaraderie of the games? you leave a job you love and you're injured. does this help? >> definitely. you have the physical side. guys getting back from injury, from illness. having all the guys together helps. as well as being in a group of guys who are all injured in some way. really brings everyone together. >> reporter: first time you met prince harry, what did you think? >> so down to earth. he's a nice bloke. wants to get stuck in, make sure
the guys are all right. >> reporter: more soldier than prince? >> definitely when he talks to us, yeah. >> reporter: thanks, charlie. alison, prince harry feels most comfortable in the military. you see him relaxing in these environments. >> what other stops will he make in the u.s., max? >> reporter: he's going to be heading to new york. sort of a foundation fund-raiser. that's his charity. you will see big games going to a glamorous event there. also playing a baseball match. he likes to throw himself in. that's what's great about him. he has fun. he's not doing just the formal line-ups and all of that. he'll go to an area in new jersey affected by hurricane sandy. that will be a poignant moment for obviously americans. this is him representing the uk and showing sympathy for what americans went through in that particular area of the country. >> max foster, thank you so much.
in the five days since three missing women were found in cleveland the man who helped rescue them has gotten a lot of attention this week but charles ramsey says he's not the real hero. find out why. we are ultimately putting students into hard situations. students have watched babies die in hospitals. and done wonderful things to keep other babies alive. >> 20 million low birth weight and premature babies are born every year around the world. the challenge posed to us was build a baby incubator that cost less than 1% the cost of a traditional incubator which is $20,000 in the u.s. what the embrace team came up in the class is this product. it's an infant warmer. looks like a sleeping bag for the baby. >> turns out one of every four people in the world doesn't have access to reliable electricity. these are solar-powered lanterns. you charge them in the sun during the day. turn them on at night and you get light.
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the latest interview from charles ramsey is trending now on cnn. he's the man who helped rescue the three cleveland kidnapping victims. ramsey spoke with rock newman on the we act radio in washington, d.c. cnn was exclusively invited to join them at the radio station. ramsey described the moments after he helped amanda berry and
her 6-year-old daughter get out of the suspect's home. >> she didn't even call 911 or say, forget it. just take me to the police station. remember, we have cars on the street. we didn't have to call nobody. she was free. all she had to do was get in a car. she stuck around for the police to get there to tell them, go in there. >> so amanda berry is a hero. >> that's the damn celebrity, not me. i just played my position. >> right. [ applause ] >> oh, my god. oh, my god. what a story. >> what a story indeed. dna tests confirmed castro is the father of berry's 6-year-old daughter. that will do it for me. "newsroom" continues at the top of the hour with don lemon. first, escape from captivity in cleveland. how we can all protect children from predators. sanjay gupta, m.d. starts now.
hey there. thanks for joining us. another busy news week here. new jersey governor chris christie reveals he underwent an operation to lose weight. some say it's a step closer to a 2016 presidential run. we'll look at that and explain what's involved in the operation. biggest loser trainer bob harper will share his three week plan for super charged weight loss. and jonny lee miller's marathon to save the life of a 4-year-old boy named jonah. but first -- >> what did you think when you saw your parents? >> go ahead. you can say that. >> i was very, very happy and relieved. >> did you give them a big hug? >> yep. >> in t